Mindfulness Getaway

Stephen Vosper

December 3–5, 2021

Tuition $100 + 2 nights


Feeling stressed, anxious, speedy, confused, depressed? Life these days can be challenging in so many ways. Thousands of years of experience, and now science, have shown that the practice of mindfulness can help establish relaxation, stability, clarity, and appreciation in our lives. 

Take a break from the daily grind and learn techniques to bring mindfulness into your daily life.  

Beginning with practicing mindfulness on the meditation cushion, this getaway will introduce you to the breadth of possibilities in applying mindfulness to every aspect of your life. The retreat will include activities such as mindfulness practice instruction, mindful hiking, mindful eating, and the active appreciation of our basic sense perceptions altogether. There will be plenty of time to relax, explore the natural wilderness, and converse with new friends over healthy meals.

So give yourself a break, give yourself some time to nourish your body and your mind.

Please review and understand SMC’s current COVID-19 policy before visiting SMC.

Stephen Vosper

Steve Vosper is a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and his son Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He has been practicing and studying the Shambhala and Buddhist paths for four decades, and has been teaching in those traditions for nearly 30 years. Mr. Vosper is a lead teacher for the entire Way of Shambhala curriculum, and he is a Director for the complete Shambhala Training – Heart of Warriorship and Sacred Path programs. He is also a member of the faculty for The Engaged Mindfulness Institute’s Mindfulness Teacher Training Program. Steve is the chair of the Sakyong’s Advisory Panel on Shambhala Environments, and he has his own architectural design firm, Fresh Space Studio in Boulder, Colorado where he lives with his wife Jane. Their daughter Marissa lives in New York City with her husband Steve and their two sons, Hart and Luke.  

Program Details

Registration takes place from 2– 5 pm on your program start date. All participants and volunteer staff must check in at our Guest Registration house. Please arrive before 5 pm to check-in and settle into your accommodations. Your program begins with dinner, followed by an orientation. The Guest Registration house closes at 5 pm after which no one is available to provide information or orient you to your accommodations. All programs usually end at 12:30 pm on the program's departure date, followed by lunch. Further specifics regarding your program's schedule will be available upon arrival. If applicable, you will receive an email from the program coordinator in the week prior to your program with any additional information you may need.